Denise Jaden

Denise Jaden lives just outside Vancouver, Canada. When she’s not writing, she can often be found homeschooling her son or dancing with her Polynesian dance troupe. Losing Faith was her first novel. Find out more at or follow her on Twitter at @denisejaden.

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Losing Faith by Denise Jaden

In this lyrical, emotionally intense debut, a teenager encounters more questions than closure while mourning the death of her sister.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Denise Jaden
Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Chocolate will make it better.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. The Joker (RIP, Heath Ledger)

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I'd love to meet Jesus face to face. Of course I have a million questions, but I'd also love to apologize for the bad rap he's gotten on Earth.

Q. What do you regret most?

A. Missing out on a movie opportunity with my dance troupe.

Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. Jedi mind tricks.

Author Voices

September 08, 2010

When people hear that the title of my book is Losing Faith, the first question I often field is whether or not it is a religious book. Well, no, it’s not. But to me, at least, the book does have spiritual themes and a double entendre with the title.

Even though I’m from a Bible-belt community, I did not grow up in the church. I had a fairly regular group of friends at school, but my best friend lived across the country in Colorado. Before the world of e-mail, we wrote each other long handwritten letters, filled with every little detail from our daily lives. But when a long stretch passed without a letter from my friend, I started to... see more



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